This Land is Our Land: Music of Environmental and Social Change
May 11, 2012
This Land is Our Land featured singer/ songwriters Carrie Newcomer and Libby Roderick with Spartacappella. Newcomer's music explores the intersection of the spiritual and the daily, the sacred and the ordinary. She is a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social justice, and interfaith dialogue. Roderick is an internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter, poet, activist, teacher, and lifelong Alaskan. In 2003 NASA played her song “Dig Down Deep” on the planet Mars as encouragement to the robot “Spirit.”
Songs to Move the Earth: A Brief History of Environmental Music
May 11, 2012
From Woody Guthrie through Pete Seeger and Joni Mitchell to Michael Jackson and Adrienne Young, modern songwriters have lamented and celebrated aspects of our relationship to the earth. Musician-writer Lorraine Anderson gave a tour of a dozen favorite environmental songs since 1940 during Songs to Move the Earth: A Brief History of Environmental Music.
Environmental Problems, Cultural Change, and Religious Communities
March 3, 2010
Willis Jenkins, Margaret Farley Assistant Professor of Social Ethics at Yale Divinity School, and holds a secondary appointment to the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. His research focuses on environmental ethics, sustainable communities, global ethics, and theological ethics. He is author of Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology, and editor of The Spirit of Sustainability. Co-sponsored by the Hundere Endowment for Religion and Culture, and the Department of Philosophy.
Geographies and Spiritualities of Ecotopia: Seeking and Dwelling in Oregon Communities
April 6, 2009
From meditative harmony to technological mastery, there is a profound relationship between geography and spirituality in the Pacific Northwest. Jim Proctor, Professor and Director of the Environmental Studies Program at Lewis & Clark College, discussed a range of utopian Oregon communities at local, regional, and global scales. Click here to read the Oregonian article, "Is Nature Sacred?" Co-sponsored by The Hundere Endowment for Religion and Culture.
The Emerging Alliance of Ecology and Religion
Oct. 26, 2007
Mary Evelyn Tucker is a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University where she has dual appointments in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Divinity School and the Department of Religious Studies. She co-directs the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale. She is a member of the Interfaith Partnership for the Environment at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and served as a member of the International Earth Charter Drafting Committee from 1997-2000. Click here to watch Tucker’s lecture.